Inter-Christian relations

25.05.2015 14:38

Thanksgiving said in Rome, at the relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, on the Name Day of the Primate of Russian Church

Thanksgiving said in Rome, at the relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, on the Name Day of the Primate of Russian Church On 24 May 2015, Name Day of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a thanksgiving was said at the holy relics of St Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Teacher of the Slavs, in the Basilica of St Clement in Rome.
19.05.2015 12:02

Meeting of the working group on academic cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church

Meeting of the working group on academic cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church The Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) hosted a meeting of the working group on the development of academic cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church.
14.05.2015 22:10

Round table with participation of representatives of traditional religions of Russia and China takes place in Beijing

Round table with participation of representatives of traditional religions of Russia and China takes place in Beijing The Chinese and Russian participants spoke at length about the importance of contacts in religious sphere for consolidation of relations between Russia and China and for friendship between the people of the two countries which was mentioned by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and President Xi…
29.04.2015 22:58

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the head of Armenian Catholic Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the head of Armenian Catholic Church His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the head of the Armenian Catholic Church, Catholicos-Patriarch of Cilicia Nerses Bedros XIX.
27.04.2015 21:47

Representative of Moscow Patriarchate takes part in commemorative events of Armenian Catholic Church, marking centenary of Armenian genocide

Representative of Moscow Patriarchate takes part in commemorative events of Armenian Catholic Church, marking centenary of Armenian genocide On 26 April 2015, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Savva of Voskresensk, first deputy chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate, attended the commemorative events organized by the Armenian Catholic Church to mark the centenary of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
26.04.2015 11:48

Joint DECR-American humanitarian action continues in Belgorod region

Joint DECR-American humanitarian action continues in Belgorod region A working group of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association visited Belgorod as part of a large-scale charity project for aid to refugees from Ukraine.
25.04.2015 15:40

Russian Orthodox Church delegation attends the commemoration of the Armenian genocide victims

Russian Orthodox Church delegation attends the commemoration of the Armenian genocide victims The official ceremony of commemoration of the Armenian genocide victims took place in Yerevan. It was dated to the centenary of the massacre of Christian population in the Ottoman Empire.
24.04.2015 16:39

Armenian Apostolic Church canonizes one and a half million faithful

Armenian Apostolic Church canonizes one and a half million faithful The canonization of one and a half million Armenians, victims of the persecution unleashed against the Christian population of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century, took place in Echmiadzin, the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
22.04.2015 22:53

Patriarch Kirill meets with General Secretary of World Council of Churches

Patriarch Kirill meets with General Secretary of World Council of Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit.
22.04.2015 12:34

Department for External Church Relations and Samaritan’s Purse humanitarian organization provide aid to refugees from Ukraine

Department for External Church Relations and Samaritan’s Purse humanitarian organization provide aid to refugees from Ukraine The Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate (DECR) has elaborated with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and began realization of the project ‘Humanitarian aid to victims of armed conflict in the East of Ukraine’.
22.04.2015 10:44

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church arrives in Armenia to take part in the events commemorating the Armenian Genocide centennial

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church arrives in Armenia to take part in the events commemorating the Armenian Genocide centennial The visit is paid at the invitation of His Holiness Supreme Catholicos-Patriarch of All Armenians, Karekin II, and with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
20.04.2015 22:35

DECR chairman meets with a delegation of executive committee of Kirche in Not charity

DECR chairman meets with a delegation of executive committee of Kirche in Not charity April 20, 2015 – the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with a delegation of the international Catholic charity Kirche in Not (Aid to the Church in Need).
19.04.2015 20:50

Prayer in the Church of Antioch Moscow representation for Christian hierarchs kidnapped two years ago

Prayer in the Church of Antioch Moscow representation for Christian hierarchs kidnapped two years ago Metropolitan Niphon of Philippople, representative of the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow representation of the Church of Antioch with a special prayer for the two abducted Christian hierarchs – Metropolitan Paul of Aleppo…
08.04.2015 16:41

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church finds its helpful to develop cooperation with World Council of Churches

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church finds its helpful to develop cooperation with World Council of Churches On 17-20 March 2015, the WCC delegation led by its General Secretary, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, visited Ukraine in order to find out more about the situation in the country affected by an armed conflict and seek ways to render humanitarian aid to the people affected by it.
05.04.2015 22:49

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Paschal greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent Paschal greetings to the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches. Among his addressees are Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, and Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council.
05.04.2015 22:48

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of Christ’s Resurrection

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk greets heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of Christ’s Resurrection Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following Paschal greeting to Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Karekin II of All Armenians, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the EKD Council, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
02.04.2015 20:42

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences over the demise of pastor Philip Potter, former WCC general secretary

Metropolitan Hilarion expresses condolences over the demise of pastor Philip Potter, former WCC general secretary Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to Rev. Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, expressing his condolences over the death of pastor Dr. Philip Potter who hold the post of the WCC general…
31.03.2015 8:24

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church attend requiem service in Düssseldorf

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church attend requiem service in Düssseldorf On March 27, requiem service for the victims of the Alps air crash, which killed one hundred and fifty people, including the inhabitants of Düssseldorf, was held in the Basilica of St. Lambert, the main Catholic church in the city, press service of the Russian Orthodox Church representation in Germany…
27.03.2015 18:17

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the demise of the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV
27.03.2015 18:16

DECR chairman sends to the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East condolences over the demise of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV

DECR chairman sends to the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East condolences over the demise of Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV In his message to the Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church of the East, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed his condolences over the death of His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV.
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